Modena is the ideal city: its admirable architectural treasures are a Unesco World Heritage Site; its hospitality focuses on cuisine and cultural life, all with a fascinating and characteristic blend of innovation and tradition. Visitors are pampered at the table by the flavours of traditional balsamic vinegar accompanying local specialities and can stroll in the narrow city centre streets or Piazza Grande. They will be enthralled by the mystical beauty of the cathedral or fascinated by the modern products of Modena’s inventiveness, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani, and Stanguellini motor vehicles.
Modena is pleasurable in every season and offers tourists extraordinary beauties, all concentrated in its graceful historic centre, that narrate the splendour of a city that for a long time was the capital of a duchy under the Este lords, who resided here from 1598. UNESCO has acknowledged the universal value of the city’s monumental treasures by declaring the Cathedral, Piazza Grande, and the Ghirlandina Tower Unesco World Heritage.